Monday, April 18, 2011

Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals Blog Tour

Earth Day is April 22, and this book would make the perfect gift for that day.  Subtitle of the book is "An A to Z Recipe for the Earth".

Tricycle Press sent me a copy of this book for review and asked me to join their blog tour (thank you).  The book is illustrated by Ashley Wolff.  If you think "green", this is a great book to share with your child and it's available at your local bookstore now.

This is a great picture book introducing young ones to composting.  It offers suggestions on what will create the best quality of compost, tells you what not to use, and will give you some real good mulch for your garden or flowers.

As a child, I grew up in the country and we had a garden every year.  We also had a compost pile.  We'd add to it from summer to spring and then when Daddy worked up the ground for replanting, he worked the compost into it too.  We always had a nice healthy garden and he never used fertilizer.

It's also a nice way cutting down your garbage and recycling the various compost ingredients.

Another little secret:  It's a great place to look for worms if you're going fishing...

This author is doing a giveaway during the blog tour, so don't forget to visit her site and enter.  Here's the link:

Why not buy a copy of this book for your family or daycare and show the children how to feed the earth with compost?  It's not hard and it helps keep us "green".

Happy reading!

1 comment:

Mary McKenna Siddals said...

Thanks for sharing Compost Stew with your readers, and encouraging them to spread a little green in the world, one apple core at a time...